Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes Istanbul

Published 11.01.2020 16:45
Updated 11.01.2020 17:32
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes Istanbul

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Istanbul and the Marmara region Saturday.

Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck 22.7 kilometers (14 miles) south of Istanbul's Silivri district at a shallow depth of 7 km.

There was no reported damage, Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu said on Twitter.

"All teams are on duty; no incident has been reported so far," he wrote.

TV broadcasters showed footage of people running in panic from a local shop in Silivri.

A powerful magnitude 5.8 tremor shook Istanbul in September, causing momentary panic across the city.

Turkey is among the world's most seismically active zones as it is situated on several active fault lines, with the most potentially devastating one being the Northern Anatolia Fault (NAF), the meeting point of the Anatolian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

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